Morgan State Bears at Old Dominion Monarchs Free Prediction 12/22/18

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The Morgan State Bears (5-5) and the Old Dominion Monarchs (9-3) face off at Constant Convocation Center. The Bears will attempt to put an end to a five-game road losing streak. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Morgan State Bears vs. Old Dominion Monarchs ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Monarchs easily got past the Navy Midshipmen, 67-44, while the Bears were blown out by the ninth-ranked Villanova Wildcats, 100-77.

Old Dominion played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.6 and a free throw rate of 0.304. Navy was 18.0 and 0.196, respectively, for those same stats. Morgan State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (14.7 vs. 15.1). Old Dominion received a boost from Ahmad Caver, who contributed 24 points and five rebounds. Isaiah Burke, meanwhile fueled Morgan State with 17 points.

B.J. Stith and Caver have been playing well over the last five games for Old Dominion. Stith has averaged 0 points, while Caver has recorded 0 points a game during that span.

Old Dominion could dominate on the defensive side of the ball as they battle against one of the country’s worst offenses. The Monarchs currently rank sixth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.423), while Morgan State is 329th in effective field goal percentage (0.435). Additionally, the Bears are among the nation’s best on the offensive backboards, ranking 60th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.4 percent). The Monarchs, meanwhile, rank 33rd at grabbing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 76.4 percent.

Morgan State Bears at Old Dominion Monarchs ATS Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Old Dominion, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Old Dominion averages 39.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 42nd in the country. Morgan State ranks 177th in rebounds allowed per game (39.0).
  • The Monarchs rank 36th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while the Bears rank 152nd (12.8).
  • Old Dominion ranks sixth in steals allowed per game (4.3) while Morgan State ranks 78th (5.9).
  • The Monarchs rank 122nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while the Bears rank 255th (18.7).
  • Old Dominion ranks third in blocks allowed per game (1.6) while Morgan State ranks 125th (4.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Monarchs have scored an average of 61.0 points per game (4.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 57.0 points per game (0.2 above their season average).
  • The Bears’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.4, up from 6.4 for the season.